In a wooden crib, the side rails should be well polished, and the upper transverse bar should be covered with a silicone toothed splash. Convenient when the crib has wheels.
Then you can shake a little baby and move his bed to his bed for the night.
Put the crib away from the batteries, balconies, windows, TV, computer. And, of course, there should not be any shelves above it.
Flowers in the room where the baby is sleeping are also undesirable.
Choose baby bedding from natural fabrics of delicate shades. Wash it only with hypoallergenic powder without air conditioning.
The mattress should be with a “breathing” filler, even, elastic, but not excessively rigid, exactly the size of the crib, otherwise the head, arm or leg of the crumbs may accidentally end up in the opening. If the baby sleeps in the diaper, the oilcloth on the mattress is not needed. Buttered bedding will disturb thermoregulation and interfere with restful sleep.
The model of the crib should allow to set the bottom at different heights. First fix it at the highest point – it will be more convenient to get the baby out of the crib.
When the child learns to kneel, lower the bottom.
The pillow for infants is not allowed, but it is replaced by a padded flannelette folded several times and inside out: it will absorb moisture if the child sweats or belches and supports the head physiologically.
In the room where the baby is located, maintain a humidity of no higher than 40% and an air temperature of no more than 24 ° C. Do not forget to ventilate the room before bedtime. To create an environment that is conducive to sleep, it is better to hang thick curtains on the windows.
When the child begins to actively move in his sleep, a bumper that fits around the perimeter of the crib behind the slats will come in handy.
Elena Antsiferova, pediatrician, candidate of medical sciences, head of the school for future parents “Eva-doctor”
Securely attach the bumpers inside the crib to the bulkheads and constantly check to see if the strings are loose.
Lift the head end of the mattress by 25 °, under the flank of the baby; putting him to bed, put a positioner (special roller) – then the crumb will not choke, if the milk or the mixture is burped.
It is better to remove large soft toys from the bed and not to cover the crumb with a heavy blanket. A practical replacement for a blanket can be a sleeping bag. It perfectly keeps the heat in the zone of the body and legs, does not allow the crumbs to open in a dream, and the excess heat goes away through the handles that are put out.
Some parents also buy a canopy, which covers the top of the crib. It is not a necessity, besides it easily accumulates dust and can be unsafe for the baby.
Like any clothes for children, “sleepy” blouses, sliders should be sewn from natural fabrics. Choose products of free fit, without stickers and thick embroidery on the chest.
To prevent the feet from getting cold during sleep, wear cotton socks on your baby.
So that the baby will more quickly realize the difference between day and night, at any time of the year, in the morning open the curtains completely, communicate with the crumbs, sing, turn on cheerful music. The kid can hear household noises: the ringing of dishes from the kitchen, a hair dryer, a washing machine, etc. If it is overcast outside, turn on bright lights in the room, as well as a light source at the level of the baby’s face, but not directed into the eyes. To produce growth hormone at night in the room must be dark.
At night, lower the blinds or close the window with thick curtains, not letting the bright lights of the city from the street. In order for the child to sleep soundly, turn off the radio, TV, and computer, giving an exciting blue twinkle.